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Slip and Fall at a Florida Chick Fil A

chick fil a signSlip and fall accidents can be minor, but sometimes these accidents can be devastating for families. But is it Chick Fil A’s fault? If there was a case of premise liability, you could be entitled to compensation for any damages this accident may have caused. A personal injury lawyer can be the greatest asset to you as you fight for the compensation you deserve after a slip and fall accident.

Likely Hazards at a Chick Fil A

Chick Fil A is a fast food restaurant, so it presents a lot of the same safety hazards as you would find at any other similar establishment. There is a lot of traffic that comes in and out of Chick Fil A, meaning that there are multiple hazards that you may come across including:

  • Spilled drinks that have not been cleaned in a reasonable amount of time.
  • Freshly mopped/cleaned floor that is wet and has no warning about slippery surfaces.
  • Water or urine that hasn’t been cleaned up in the bathrooms.
  • Poor lighting, which can create slip and fall hazards on things like carpets.
  • Grease getting on the floor without being properly cleaned up.

These are just some of the most common slip and fall hazards found in a Chick Fil A.

Potential Injuries

The injuries that can happen as a result of a slip and fall can vary between very minor to much more severe. Common injuries include:

  • Soft tissue injuries
  • Broken bones
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Head injuries
  • Back or neck injuries
  • Traumatic brain injuries

Was There Negligence?

In order to win your personal injury case against Chick Fil A, you need to prove that their negligence was what caused your slip and fall accident. This means that you need to prove that they did something that created hazardous conditions or did not take reasonable measures to fix any hazards. You may have slipped on a spilled soda, but this isn’t always caused by negligence. There needs to be actual evidence of negligence on their behalf.

For instance if the spilled soda had been there for a long time and the manager was aware but didn’t clean it up, then that would be negligence. However, if it had just spilled it would not be reasonable that it would be picked up at that exact moment. The restaurant needs to clean up hazards within a reasonable amount of time after being notified. If the soda was still on the flooring over an hour later, then this would be negligence.

To prove negligence, you need to compile evidence for your claim. One approach is to get surveillance footage from the camera. This can likely show when a hazard has occurred and how long it was there before you slipped. This can be hard to obtain on your own, but you should have a lawyer at this point and they can obtain this footage.  You can also use witnesses as evidence. The more witnesses that you have, the better your case against Chick Fil A will be. It can also be a great idea to take pictures of the hazard and your injuries. This will help you should you require more evidence to prove your case.

Getting a Florida Person Injury Lawyer

You should contact a Florida personal injury lawyer as soon as possible to get started on this case. This will allow them to look at your case and tell you if you have a claim. Then they can get started, collecting evidence while it is still fresh. This includes witness testimony, which is best if the event is still fresh in the mind of the witness. The lawyer will start compiling the evidence for your case, including:

  • Your medical records (testing, diagnosis, etc.)
  • Any medical bills, including doctor’s fees, medical testing, and any other related expenses.
  • Any future estimated medical bills (additional surgeries, physical rehab, medications)
  • Evidence of any current and future lost wages.

A lawyer will be able to consult with experts that will help you to determine any estimated costs for the future. They can also argue the justification for these numbers.

What You Can Do to Help Your Case

As soon as an accident happens, you should get the attention of anyone you can. This will get witnesses and the attention of the staff. Be sure to have them file an accident/incident report and ask for medical attention, even if you don’t think you need it. By refusing medical treatment after your accident, they will take note of this and this will tell them that the accident wasn’t very serious. You also want it to be documented as soon as it happens.

After you have been treated, your first call after that should be a reputable personal injury attorney. This allows them to start your case as soon as possible so that you can get the compensation that you deserve sooner. They will start by letting you know whether or not you have a case and will walk you through every step of the process as they move forward with your case. This will keep you informed of everything that you can expect so that there are no surprises during the process. Whether you go to trial or end up with a settlement, you will want to stay informed every step of the way.

Hire the Right Lawyer Today

When you go up against a major company like Chick Fil A, it is essential that you have an experienced personal injury attorney fighting at your side. You need someone who will fight for the compensation you deserve with your best interests at heart. You want someone you can trust. Our team of lawyers have a lot of knowledge and experience in all types of personal injury cases, so we know the best practices and approaches to ensure the best possible outcome. We understand that slip and fall accidents can be physically, emotionally, and financially devastating to some families, which is why we do what it takes to ensure you get the money you deserve.

Call now for your FREE case evaluation, if we accept your case and don’t win, you owe us nothing! 954-951-0000.

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